Worried about Bentley in pain
Last weekend while I was picking up dog food I picked up 3 dog bones --the ones that are flavored at the pet stores. I was home monday and tuesday from work with a pulled out back. On tuesday there was a dog fight between Chelsea and Bentley. With my back the way it was I was unable to jump and break it up quickly. I'd say it took maybe 30 seconds to get it broken up. On wednesday we noticed he was in pain. Thursday after I got home from work he was sitting on the recliner and started screaming and we called the vet and told them we were on our way. I hadn't been home 10 minutes when this happened. We took him in and our vet check all around--we all thought it was his leg. Today I'm noticing his head is not straight--he is favoring it to the side so I believe it may be a strained muscle in his neck. No I'm not paranoid of the head tilt (regards to Abbey) as this has all happened since this fight. He is obviously in alot of pain. We talked to our vet again today and he told us to give him rimadyl for pain and if he's not any better by monday to bring him in. I'm worried especially as this is only 4.5 weeks since losing Abbey. I'm thinking it's just a stiff neck like my pulled out back but of course her I come to post on CT for advice. He wasn't eating but we give just dry food and friday night we stopped and got some canned food for him and he's eating every bite now as that's like giving him a steak. He's not a big eater to begin with. He's the slimmest of the group and never hardly ever eats all his food both in the a.m. and the p.m.
We never saw blood or any kind of wound on him after the fight.
Linda, Georgia, USA
Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess